Gymnastics

The Newport County YMCA gymnastics program embraces the Y’s Mission by creating a safe and nurturing environment for children to become strong, confident gymnasts who are honest, responsible, respectful, and caring friends and teammates. The Newport Y follows the USA gymnastics Junior Olympic and Xcel Programs. Classes offered include boys and girls ages 1-18 – Progressing from infant exploration to competitive training- led by trained instructors who have a passion for teaching, and know how to have fun along the way!

GYMNASTICS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Preschool Classes

Parent TOTS: Parent TOT classes are for ages 18 months to 3.5 years old. Classes are 45 minutes long and focus on gross motor skills, following directions, and socialization. Class format will alternate free play with structured circuits and activities to allow gymnasts to explore at their own pace.

Co-Ed Minis: Co-Ed Minis classes are for ages 3-5 years old. Classes are 45 minutes long. We focus on basic gymnastics skills, gross motor skills, listening skills, and taking turns.

Co-Ed Hot Shots: Our Hot Shots classes are for ages 4-6 years old. This class is a transitional class between the minis program and our youth program. Classes maintain the preschool gymnast to coach ratio and the 45-minute class length while following the lesson plans for the youth classes.

Youth Classes

Girls Youth: Our girls youth class is for ages 5-12 years old. Classes are 55 minutes long and focus on the 4 traditional women’s events: vault, bars, beam, and floor. We focus on building a strong base of skills to build on as well as building strength and flexibility. All lesson plans include multiple progressions of the same skills so that gymnasts may progress at their own pace.

Boys Youth: Our boys youth class is for ages 5-12 years old. Classes are 55 minutes long and focus on the 6 traditional men’s events: vault, rings, parallel bar, high bar, pommel horse, and floor. We focus on building a strong base of skills to build on as well as developing strength and flexibility.

Girls 10+: This class is designed for our older beginners. Classes are 55 minutes long and focus on the 4 traditional women’s events: vault, bars, beam, and floor. We focus on building a strong base of skills to build on as well as increasing strength and flexibility. All lesson plans include multiple progressions of the same skill so that gymnasts may progress at their own pace.

Tumbling: This class is designed for gymnasts who are more interested in only the floor skills. This class is recommended for those gymnasts that may have more of an interest in cheerleading, acro skills, or may feel uncomfortable on the other pieces of equipment. Classes are 55 minutes long. We focus on floor basics as well as running tumbling skills.

NinjaZone Classes

Lil’ Ninjas: Our Lil’ Ninja class is designed for our Ninjas aged 3-5 years old. Ninja classes combine gymnastics, martial arts, and obstacle training. We also emphasize gross motor skills, taking turns, and following directions. Classes are 45 minutes long.

Ninjas: Our Ninja classes are for ages 5 years old and up. We combine gymnastics, martial arts, and obstacle training. A typical class will involve both obstacle course and skill specific training. Classes are 55 minutes long.

Ninja Uniform: The Ninja uniform is required for all Ninjas to participate in classes. The cost of the uniform is $50. Please contact Kim at kimd@newportymca.org in order to make sure you receive the correct size. Available sizes start at 3T, CXS(4), CS (6/8), CM (10/12), CL (14/16), CXL (18/20), and AS.

Private Classes

Private Lessons: Available at the request of the gymnast. Private lessons are an opportunity for one-on-one coaching from one of our coaches. This is an opportunity for gymnasts to work on a skill they may struggle with or can be used for gymnasts who cannot attend a regularly scheduled class for whatever reason. You may request a coach of your choice or we can provide a coach based on availability.

Semi-Private Lessons: Create your own class! This is a great opportunity to schedule a class with a small group of friends that works with your needs and schedule. You may request a coach of your choice or we can provide a coach based on availability.

Available for gymnasts of any age and ability.
$200 per person for eight (8) 30-minute sessions.

Gymnastics at Newport YMCA